What is Puregon used for?
Puregon can be used to bring about the development of multiple follicles in women undergoing assisted reproduction technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Men: Puregon can be used for the production of sperm in men who are infertile due to a hormonal deficiency.
How long do you take puregon for?
In men, the usual dose is 150 IU given 3 times a week or 225 IU twice a week. Treatment is usually given for at least 3 to 4 months. It is usually given along with another medication, hCG. Response to this medication for men is determined by analysis of semen after 4 to 6 months of treatment.
What are the side effects of puregon?
Side Effects of Puregon
- pain in your lower stomach area.
- weight gain.
- decreased urine output.
- trouble breathing.
How is puregon made?
Puregon contains a recombinant FSH. This is produced by recombinant DNA technology, using a Chinese hamster ovary cell line transfected with the human FSH subunit genes. The primary amino acid sequence is identical to that of natural human FSH.
What is puregon made of?
PUREGON solution for injection contains follitropin beta, a hormone known as follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH belongs to the group of gonadotrophins, which play an important role in human fertility and reproduction.
What is the difference between puregon and Menopur?
Gonal-F, Puregon and Pergoveris are made from Chinese hamster ovary cell lines and Menopur (which has LH activity) is made from urine of menopausal and pregnant women which has been highly purified. Pergoveris has LH activity and is used in women who are deficient in LH (pituitary disease, low body weight).
How many follicles is normal?
The number of antral follicles varies every month. A woman is considered to have adequate or normal ovarian reserve if the antral follicle count is 6-10. If the count is less than 6 the ovarian reserve could be considered to be low, whereas a high reserve is greater than 12.
What is puregon made from?
The follitropin beta in Puregon is produced by a method known as ‘recombinant DNA technology’. It is made by a cell that has received a gene (DNA), which makes it able to produce human FSH. How has Puregon been studied? Puregon’s use in women undergoing fertility treatment has been studied in 981 patients.
How long does puregon last in the fridge?
PUREGON® Solution for Injection in Cartridge: Once the rubber inlay of a cartridge is pierced by a needle, the product may be stored for a maximum of 28 days.
How do you inject puregon?
Puregon is given as a subcutaneous injection (under your skin) in the lower abdominal area. Clean the injection area with an alcohol swab. Keep holding the pinch as you slowly inject by pushing the dosage knob in. Keep pushing on the knob until the dosage indicator has gone back to the zero mark (“0”).